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Summer of Secrets

A riveting and heart-breaking novel about dark secrets and dangerous romances
  • Author
    • Nikola Scott
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The unforgettable novel from Nikola Scott about two women - born decades apart - each faced with the knowledge that a man in their lives is not what he seems... Perfect for readers of Dinah Jefferies and Kate Morton.


'An atmospheric and gripping read' My Weekly

'Wonderful characters and a very moving storyline' Sun

'I was completely enthralled' Kathryn Hughes

'I loved this touching exploration of love and its capacity for consolation and destruction... compelling and satisfying ' Judith Lennox

August 1939

At peaceful Summerhill, orphaned Maddy hides from the world and the rumours of war. Then her adored sister Georgina returns from a long trip with a new friend, the handsome Victor. Maddy fears that Victor is not all he seems, but she has no idea just what kind of danger has come into their lives...


Chloe is newly pregnant. This should be a joyful time, but she is fearful for the future, despite her husband's devotion. When chance takes her to Summerhill, she's drawn into the mystery of what happened there decades before. And the past reaches out to touch her in ways that could change everything...

What readers are saying about Summer of Secrets:

'An absolute joy... If you only read one book this year I recommend this one' 5 Star Amazon Reviewer

'Nikola Scott has a magical way of piecing her stories together and has done her characters proud with the way she has written their journeys. An emotionally charged, harrowing and majestic novel' Kaisha at The Writing Garnet

'Such an intriguing story with a balance of lighter and darker moments. Rich in detail and beautifully told. Five stars from me!' Rachel at Rae Reads
  • Published: Sep 06 2018
  • Pages: 352
  • 196 x 130mm
  • ISBN: 9781472241184
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Press Reviews

  • Fabulous
    Praise for Nikola Scott: 'A well-written, intriguing read full of family secrets... Brilliant'
  • Dinah Jefferies, author of THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFE

    An intriguing twisting story with a lush opening and beautifully descriptive writing throughout. I loved it
  • Prima
    A delightful debut about family and secrets
  • Sheila O'Flanagan

    A compelling family story... beautifully written... evokes vivid pictures of an English summer in the 1950s
  • Woman & Home
    An emotional and involving story
  • Daily Mail
    Beautifully written
  • Erin Kelly

    A gripping family mystery told in lush, evocative prose
  • Victoria Fox

    Compelling, atmospheric and beautifully written...trembles with family secrets. I adored it
  • The People
    Delightful...Beautifully written and hugely enjoyable

    Absolutely captivating

  • Sunday Express
    A satisfying tale with characters you wont forget
  • My Weekly
    An atmospheric and gripping read
  • Sun
    Wonderful characters and a very moving storyline
  • Karen Mace

    Books and Me
    Had me captivated from page one right through to the end... Moreish, full of emotion, drama and beautifully written. Highly recommended!!
  • Kaisha

    The Writing Garnet
    Nikola Scott has a magical way of piecing her stories together and she has done her characters proud with the way she has written their journeys. An emotionally charged, harrowing and majestic novel
  • Katie

    Katie’s Book Cave
    I couldn't tear myself away.... A compelling read. Heartbreaking and emotional, tense and gripping. This was my first book I've read by Nikola but it most definitely won't be the last!
  • Jo

    Over the Rainbow Book Blog
    The perfect book to lose yourself in.... I found myself completely absorbed in the lives of the sisters both past and present
  • Julie

    A Little Book Problem
    I really loved this book... The stories weave together seamlessly and are so cleverly aligned it is a joy to read
  • Joanne

    Portobello Book Blog
    Summer of Secrets is a book about family and friendship, secrets, trust and love. A tense read at times, especially in the last chapters. I thoroughly enjoyed it
  • Beth

    Nikola Scott has a real gift for writing sumptuous, atmospheric fiction, pulling you into her world immediately, keeping you captivated throughout and making it very difficult for you to want to let go by the end
  • Hot Brands Cool Places
    Impossible to put down, utterly compelling, brilliant writing. Highly Recommended!
  • Nicola

    Novel Delights Book Blog
    I urge you to go out and buy your copy now. I finished it last night and it's all I can think about since... Emotionally charged, heartbreaking and beautiful